Date and Time Programme Speaker
9 January 2018
Seminar on
Using Online Programme Management Solutions for Delivering Quality Academic Programmes

About the seminar:
An increasing number of universities are using Online Programme Management (OPM) solutions to deliver education programmes. OPM has no physical boundaries as students from any geographical locations can get access to the resources. Apart from providing sufficient insight about this growing practice in higher education, this seminar addresses strategic, tactical, and operational issues that administrators and faculties must understand when using OPM Solutions to launch and sustain degree programmes. Specifically, several high profile cases will be presented to 1) demonstrate the necessities of having critical success factors and detailed preparations, 2) showcase best practices that have generated revenue, and 3) highlight costly mistakes and consequences that may take years to remedy. University administrators contemplating OPMs as a means of support and faculty members who are developing programmes and courses for online delivery will find this seminar useful and interesting.

Professor Kai S. Koong
Andrew F. Brimmer College of
Business and Information
Sciences, Tuskegee University
10 January 2018
Seminar on
Deploying Peer-learning Community as the Pedagogy: Critical Success Factors for Bangkok Metropolitan Administration Schools

About the seminar:
This seminar focuses on a study which identifies the critical success factors for adopting Peer-learning Community (PLC) based on observation over a 3-year period from 2015 until the present. Three schools at Bangkok Metropolitan Administration integrated PLC as part of the students’ problem-based learning. The teachers and students used the environment and ecology as the main premise on applying PLC. The theme allows the students to learn either how to solve environmental problems or how to live with their environment in a more sustainable way. The success factors in PLC stem from external knowledge that gives the actual illustration of PLC, careful planning on student involvement and project themes, ability to sustain the motivation among teachers and students, use of ICT, and patience and trust. Due to the success, these teachers have extended their experiences and are working with ten schools extensively outside Bangkok.

Professor Kongkiti

Department of Industrial
Engineering, Kasetsart University
10 January 2018
Seminar on
Learning Behaviour and Interactive Pattern Analysis - Methodologies, Tools and Practices

About the seminar:
Learning analytics refers to the analysis and interpretation of data related to learners’ behaviours, interactive content and learning contexts recorded during learning process as well as their profiles and portfolios. The objective of learning analytics is to provide helpful information to optimise or improve learning designs, learning outcomes and learning environments based on the analysis results. In this seminar, Prof. Hwang would review the current states of learning analytics research and the design considerations. To this end, the methodologies and tools for analysing students’ online learning behavioural patterns and interactive patterns are introduced. Several relevant applications will be presented to show how the methodologies and tools work. It is expected that this seminar can inspire researchers to discover potential research issues of e-learning or blended learning and to apply the methodologies and tools to their studies and research in the future.

Professor Gwo-Jen

Chair Professor and Dean
College of Liberal Arts and
Social Sciences, National Taiwan
University of Science and
11 January 2018
Seminar on
Five Principles of MOOC Design and Development: Lessons from Two MOOCs

About the seminar:
The Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) has been the latest trend in online education and one of the fastest-growing segments of the education system in the past ten years. It delivers open educational resources online and hence provides opportunity for people all over the world to learn anything they want to learn, anytime and anywhere. Since April 2016, the speaker and his team have provided K-12 teachers with two MOOCs. More than 50,000 learners have registered and participated in these two MOOCs. The speaker will report his work on the design, development and implementation of these two MOOCs, and share his experience. Taking into account learner needs and best practices in implementing the courses with a variety of instructional techniques supported by Web 2.0 technologies, he will propose five principles for MOOC developers and instructors. The principles cover aspects namely Iterating, Engaging, Peer-coaching, Social, and Mixed.

Professor Jianli Jiao
Professor and Director
Future Education Research
Center, South China Normal

Medium of Instruction

The seminars will be conducted in English.

Target Participants

Academic and teaching staff from vocational and professional education and training (VPET) institutions, VPET stakeholders, and general public.

Capacity: 200 for each session

Free admission

Professor Kai S. Koong, Dean of the Andrew F. Brimmer College of Business and Information Sciences of Tuskegee University

Professor Gwo-Jen Hwang, Chair Professor and Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences of National Taiwan University of Science and Technology

Professor Kongkiti Phusavat, Professor of the Deparment of Industrial Engineering of Kasetsart University

Professor Jianli Jiao, Professor and Director of the Future Education Research Center of South China Normal University


Ms Annie Lau (Programme Leader) 2836 1312 lau_annie@vtc.edu.hk
Ms Ali Cheung (Project Officer) 2919 1495 alicheung@vtc.edu.hk
Miss Candice Wong (Administrative Officer) 2715 1448 llwong@cihe.edu.hk 

Innovative Pedagogical Strategies in VPET Series

Innovative Pedagogical Strategies in VPET Series is funded by the Quality Enhancement Support Scheme (QESS) on the project of “Development of Effective Pedagogical Practices and a Cross-institutional Online Sharing Platform for Hong Kong's Vocational Education and Training (VET)”. It offers seminars and workshops on a regular basis to keep VPET academic and teaching staff, workplace mentors and VPET stakeholders abreast of the most updated flexible learning, innovative pedagogical practices, competency-based and task-oriented instructional strategies. It also serves the purpose of enhancing peer learning between institutions’ academic and teaching staff and workplace mentors to maximise support to students during their workplace learning and industrial attachment.